Manchester City Transfer Rumors: Stevan Jovetic Is Perfect Signing for Man City

Colan Lamont@clamontsportAnalyst IIAugust 23, 2012

FLORENCE, ITALY - AUGUST 19: Stevan Jovetic of ACF Fiorentina in action during the pre-season friendly match between AC Fiorentina and Novara Calcio at Artemio Franchi on August 19, 2012 in Florence, Italy.  (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Stevan Jovetic has been heavily linked with fellow big spenders Chelsea for a while now; but it also seems as though Roberto Mancini wouldn't mind throwing his name in the hat.

Italian correspondent Adam Digby of reports that Fiorentina may have already turned down a Man City offer for the 22-year-old from Montenegro.

Club president Andrea Della Valle also said that the club had rejected a bid, likely from Juventus, which converted from euros to pounds would be around the £19.7 million mark.

Additionally, reported a few days back that City had joined the chase for the versatile forwards valued at £25 million by his club.

Fans may question paying over £20 million to add to a position that is already filled to the brim with high priced players.

Even with Roque Santa Cruz and Emmanuel Adebayor going and Eden Dzeko being linked with a move away, it does appear that there is still enough firepower to get the job done.

John Guidetti is also one of Europe's top young talents so it would seem excessive to go out and sign another forward.

But then again, to hold Jovetic to one position would be sacrilege because he can be just as effective in a central role off the striker or out wide on the left.

City need a winger and the two-footed Jovetic could fill in on both flanks whilst also providing a legitimate goal threat to opposing defenses.

Roberto Mancini likes versatile players who can cope with being asked to play a number of roles and Jovetic fits the bill perfectly.

He has also added more bulk to his 6'0" frame during the last few seasons and has cut off his curly perm, revealing a much more mature footballing prospect.

Jovetic is most often compared to Alessandro Del Piero and Roberto Baggio, but at least they had the benefit of top class teammates who could finish off the chances they created.

The scary thing is that Jovetic is already a top class player.

Unless he completely failed to settle in England, I can't help but seeing him develop into one of the best attacking players in the world.

His close control and dribbling ability is very unique and it would be a joy for City fans to see it up close every week.

Jovetic has never won a trophy with Fiorentina so I'm sure the prospect of joining the current Premier League champions and a Champions League side would appeal to him.

Once again, I understand that Jovetic may not be seen as a necessity but it's important to remember just how many roles that he can fill.

Scott Sinclair may be rumoured to be joining and he may have the raw speed that Jovetic lacks. But when it comes to pure technical ability and huge potential, Jovetic is amongst the very best in world football.

He scored 14 goals last season after having his 2010-11 campaign ruined by a cruciate ligament injury.

And if you need and reassurance about his skills, this quote from Dejan Savicevic (per ESPN) should put your mind at rest:

"He is utterly fearless and I don't see a limit to his potential. Is he the new Savicevic? No, he can be even better. He reminds me of Johan Cruyff".


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